October 2021 Wrap Up


In October I finished 10 books, including 6 physical books and 4 audiobooks. I usually make it through way more audiobooks, but I was more in the mood for podcasts this month!


PHYSICAL BOOKS

The Ex Hex by Erin Sterling ☆☆☆☆.5
Kingdom of the Cursed by Kerri Maniscalco ☆☆☆☆.5
The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan ☆☆☆☆
The Afterlife of the Party by Marlene Perez ☆☆
The Cloud Searchers by Kazu Kibuishi ☆☆☆
Magic Lessons by Alice Hoffman

AUDIOBOOKS

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness ☆☆☆
Little Darlings by Melanie Golding ☆☆☆.5
The Ravens by Kass Morgan and Danielle Page ☆☆☆
Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness ☆☆☆


2021 READING GOAL PROGRESS

At the beginning of the year, I shared my 2021 reading goals. When I post my wrap up at the end of each month, I also want to reflect on the progress I’m making toward reaching my goals.

Read 100 books: 180/100

Finish 5 series in progress: 2/5 – I did not finish any series, but I made some progress on some

Read 12 graphic novels: 9/12 – The Cloud Searchers

Read 12 books of poetry/verse: 9/12 -none this month

Read 6 nonfiction books: 3/6 – I started one but didn’t finish it this month

Read 3 classics: 4/3

Reread 10 books/series: 9/10 – none this month

Host monthly backlist buddy reads: 10/12 – The Ravens

How did your month go? What was the best book you read in October?

September 2021 Wrap Up


In September I finished 18 books, including 6 physical books and 12 audiobooks.


PHYSICAL BOOKS

One of Us Is Next by Karen M. McManus ☆☆☆.5
The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood ☆☆☆☆☆
Good Girl, Bad Blood by Holly Jackson ☆☆☆☆
Dune by Frank Herbert ☆☆☆☆☆
Fable by Adrienne Young ☆☆☆
I Wish I Had a Wookiee by Ian Doescher [ARC] ☆☆☆☆☆

AUDIOBOOKS

Deathless Divide by Justine Ireland ☆☆☆☆
The Babysitter: My Summer with a Serial Killer by Liza Rodman ☆☆☆
A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer ☆☆☆
The Bookbinder’s Daughter [ALC] by Jessica Thorne ☆☆☆
It Happened One Summer by Tessa Bailey ☆☆☆☆
Under the Whispering Door by T.J. Klune ☆☆☆☆☆
Namesake by Adrienne Young ☆☆☆
Stolen Songbird by Danielle L. Jensen ☆☆☆☆
Hidden Huntress by Danielle L. Jensen ☆☆☆.5
Warrior Witch by Danielle L. Jensen ☆☆☆.5
The Broken Ones by Danielle L. Jensen ☆☆☆
Bridge of Souls by Victoria Schwab ☆☆☆☆


2021 READING GOAL PROGRESS

At the beginning of the year, I shared my 2021 reading goals. When I post my wrap up at the end of each month, I also want to reflect on the progress I’m making toward reaching my goals.

Read 100 books: 170/100

Finish 5 series in progress: 2/5 – I did not finish any series I started before 2021, but I made some progress on some

Read 12 graphic novels: 8/12 – none this month

Read 12 books of poetry/verse: 9/12 -I Wish I Had a Wookiee

Read 6 nonfiction books: 3/6 – The Babysitter

Read 3 classics: 4/3

Reread 10 books/series: 9/10 – none this month

Host monthly backlist buddy reads: 9/12 – Dune

How did your month go? What was the best book you read in September?

August 2021 Wrap Up

In August I finished 18 books, including 6 physical books, 2 ebooks, and 10 audiobooks.


PHYSICAL BOOKS

Gods & Monsters by Shelby Mahurin ☆☆☆☆
Smile by Raina Telgemeier ☆☆☆☆
The Devil’s Thief by Lisa Maxwell ☆☆☆
Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman ☆☆☆
The Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman ☆☆☆.5
Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds ☆☆☆☆☆

EBOOKS

Ghost Girl [ARC] by Ally Malinenko ☆☆☆
Payback’s a Witch [ARC] by Lana Harper ☆☆☆

AUDIOBOOKS

Thrawn: Alliances by Timothy Zahn ☆☆☆☆
The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell ☆☆☆☆☆
Flash Fire by T.J. Klune ☆☆☆☆☆
War Storm by Victoria Aveyard ☆☆
Dread Nation by Justina Ireland ☆☆☆☆☆
The Dragon Republic by R.F. Kuang ☆☆☆☆☆
Thrawn: Treason ☆☆☆☆
My Contrary Mary by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, & Jodi Meadows ☆☆☆☆☆
Redemptor by Jordan Ifueko ☆☆☆☆
The Final Girl Support Group by Grady Hendrix ☆☆.5


2021 READING GOAL PROGRESS

At the beginning of the year, I shared my 2021 reading goals. When I post my wrap up at the end of each month, I also want to reflect on the progress I’m making toward reaching my goals.

Read 100 books: 152/100

Finish 5 series in progress: 2/5 – Red Queen

Read 12 graphic novels: 8/12 – Smile

Read 12 books of poetry/verse: 8/12 -Long Way Down

Read 6 nonfiction books: 2/6 – none this month

Read 3 classics: 3/3 – Even though I read 3 classics this year, I still need to read one that’s pre-20th century

Reread 10 books/series: 9/10 – The Last Magician

Host monthly backlist buddy reads: 8/12 – Dread Nation

How did your month go? What was the best book you read in August?

July 2021 Wrap Up

In July I finished 19 books, including 6 physical books, 4 ebooks, and 9 audiobooks.


PHYSICAL BOOKS

The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson ☆☆☆☆☆
The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson ☆☆☆☆☆
A Song of Wraiths and Ruin by Roseanne A. Brown ☆☆☆.5
Beastly by Alex Flinn ☆☆
For Your Own Good by Samantha Downing ☆☆☆☆
Home Body by Rupi Kaur ☆☆☆☆

EBOOKS

On These Black Sands [ARC] by Vanessa Rasanen ☆☆☆.5
If the Shoe Fits [ARC] by Julie Murphy ☆☆☆
The Dire Days of Willowweep Manor [ARC] by Shaenon K. Garrity & Christopher J. Baldwin ☆☆☆
Dark Roads [ARC] by Chevy Stevens ☆☆☆.5

AUDIOBOOKS

The Girl the Sea Gave Back by Adrienne Young ☆☆
My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, & Jodi Meadows ☆☆☆☆.5
My Plain Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, & Jodi Meadows ☆☆☆
My Calamity Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, & Jodi Meadows ☆☆☆.5
Defy the Stars by Claudia Gray ☆☆☆☆☆
Defy the Worlds by Claudia Gray ☆☆☆☆☆
Defy the Fates by Claudia Gray ☆☆☆☆☆
Thrawn by Timothy Zahn ☆☆☆.5
King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard ☆☆☆


2021 READING GOAL PROGRESS

At the beginning of the year, I shared my 2021 reading goals. When I post my wrap up at the end of each month, I also want to reflect on the progress I’m making toward reaching my goals.

Read 100 books: 134/100

Finish 5 series in progress: 1/5 – The Lady Janies

Read 12 graphic novels: 7/12 – The Dire Days of Willowweep Manor

Read 12 books of poetry/verse: 7/12 – Home Body

Read 6 nonfiction books: 2/6 – none this month

Read 3 classics: 3/3 – Even though I read 3 classics this year, I still need to read one that’s pre-20th century

Reread 10 books/series: 8/10 – Constellation Series, My Lady Jane, Beastly

Host monthly backlist buddy reads: 7/12 – A Song of Wraiths and Ruin


How did your month go? What was the best book you read in July?

June 2021 Wrap Up

In June I finished 18 books, including 7 physical books, 1 ebook, and 10 audiobooks.


PHYSICAL BOOKS

All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace ☆☆☆.5
All the Tides of Fate by Adalyn Grace ☆☆☆.5
The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang ☆☆☆☆☆
Mistborn: The Final Empire by Brandon Sanderson ☆☆☆☆☆
Meet Me in Paradise by Libby Hubscher ☆☆☆.5
Heartstopper, Vol. 1 by Alice Oseman ☆☆☆☆☆
The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur ☆☆☆☆☆

EBOOKS

Spider-Verse by Dan Slott ☆☆☆☆

AUDIOBOOKS

Firekeeper’s Daughter [ALC] by Angeline Boulley ☆☆☆☆☆
The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren ☆☆☆☆
If I Never Met You by Mhairi McFarlane ☆☆.5
One Last Stop [ALC] by Casey McQuiston ☆☆☆.5
Life’s Too Short by Abby Jimenez ☆☆☆☆
The Maidens [ALC] by Alex Michaelides ☆☆.5
Malibu Rising [ALC] by Taylor Jenkins Reid ☆☆☆☆☆
My Best Friend’s Exorcism by Grady Hendrix ☆☆☆☆☆
Sleeping Dogs Lie by Samantha Downing ☆☆☆
Grace and Glory by Jennifer L. Armentrout ☆☆☆


2021 READING GOAL PROGRESS

At the beginning of the year, I shared my 2021 reading goals. When I post my wrap up at the end of each month, I also want to reflect on the progress I’m making toward reaching my goals.

Read 100 books: 115/100

Finish 5 series in progress: 0/5 – Yikes!

Read 12 graphic novels: 6/12 – Spider-Verse and Heartstopper

Read 12 books of poetry/verse: 6/12 – The Sun and Her Flowers

Read 6 nonfiction books: 2/6 – none this month

Read 3 classics: 3/3 – Even though I read 3 classics, I still need to read one that’s pre-20th century

Reread 10 books: 5/10 – none this month

Host monthly backlist buddy reads: 6/12 – All the Stars and Teeth duology


How did your month go? What was the best book you read in June?

May 2021 Wrap Up

In May I finished 18 books, including 3 physical books, 3 ebooks, and 12 audiobooks. I read a really fun variety of books this month!


PHYSICAL BOOKS

Evernight by Claudia Gray ☆☆.5
Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young ☆☆☆☆
Walk with Wings by Tene Edwards ☆☆☆

EBOOKS

People We Meet on Vacation [ARC] by Emily Henry ☆☆☆☆☆
Malice [ARC] by Heather Walter ☆☆☆☆☆
A Fate of Wrath & Flame [ARC] by K.A. Tucker ☆☆

AUDIOBOOKS

Crooked Kingdom [reread] by Leigh Bardugo ☆☆☆☆☆
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien ☆☆☆
Leave it to Psmith by P.G. Wodehouse ☆☆☆☆
The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule ☆☆☆☆
The Dating Plan by Sara Desai ☆☆☆☆.5
Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas ☆☆☆☆
Dial A for Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutano ☆☆☆☆.5
Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid ☆☆☆☆
Rage and Ruin by Jennifer L. Armentrout ☆☆☆.5
Wildcard by Marie Lu ☆☆☆☆
Arsenic and Adobo by Mia P. Manansala ☆☆☆
Faraway: Fairy Tales from the Here and Now by Various Authors ☆☆


2021 READING GOAL PROGRESS

At the beginning of the year, I shared my 2021 reading goals. When I post my wrap up at the end of each month, I also want to reflect on the progress I’m making toward reaching my goals.

Read 100 books: 96/100

Finish 5 series in progress: 0/5 – Yikes!

Read 12 graphic novels: 4/12 – none this month

Read 12 books of poetry/verse: 5/12 – Walk with Wings

Read 6 nonfiction books: 2/6 – The Stranger Beside Me

Read 3 classics: 3/3 – The Hobbit, Leave it to Psmith (I still need to read one that’s pre-20th century, though!)

Reread 10 books: 5/10 – Crooked Kingdom

Host monthly backlist buddy reads: 5/12 – Sky in the Deep


How did your month go? What was the best book you read in May?

April 2021 Wrap Up

In April I finished 18 books, including 4 physical books, 4 ebooks, and 10 audiobooks.


PHYSICAL BOOKS

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater ☆☆☆☆☆
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater ☆☆☆.5
Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur ☆☆☆☆☆
Warcross by Marie Lu ☆☆☆☆.5

EBOOKS

The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid ☆☆☆☆.5
These Feathered Flames [ARC] by Alexandra Overy ☆☆☆☆
The Okay Witch and the Hungry Shadow [ARC] by Emma Steinkellner ☆☆☆☆☆
The Crown of Gilded Bones by Jennifer L. Armentrout ☆☆☆☆☆

AUDIOBOOKS

Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi ☆☆☆
The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien ☆☆☆
The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien ☆☆☆.5
The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien ☆☆☆.5
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo ☆☆☆
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo ☆☆☆
Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo ☆☆☆☆
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo ☆☆☆☆☆
Star Daughter by Shveta Thakrar ☆☆☆
Storm and Fury by Jennifer L. Armentrout ☆☆☆☆


2021 READING GOAL PROGRESS

At the beginning of the year, I shared my 2021 reading goals. When I post my wrap up at the end of each month, I also want to reflect on the progress I’m making toward reaching my goals.

Read 100 books: 78/100

Finish 5 series in progress: 0/5 – Still need to get started on this goal…

Read 12 graphic novels: 4/12 – The Okay Witch and the Hungry Shadow

Read 12 books of poetry/verse: 4/12 – Milk & Honey

Read 6 nonfiction books: 1/6 – none this month

Read 3 classics: 1/3 – The Lord of the Rings (only counting the series as one)

Reread 10 books: 5/10 – Shadow & Bone trilogy and Six of Crows

Host monthly backlist buddy reads: 4/12 – Warcross by Marie Lu


How did your month go? What was the best book you read in April?

March 2021 Wrap Up

In March I finished 20 books, including 7 physical books, 1 ebook, and 12 audiobooks. I honestly thought this number would be lower because despite my two weeks off for spring break I hit a bit of a slump this month, but my audiobooks always save me!


PHYSICAL BOOKS


Covet by Tracy Wolff ☆☆☆.5
Please See Us by Caitlin Mullen ☆☆☆
Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust ☆☆☆☆☆
Finlay Donovan Is Killing It by Elle Cosimano ☆☆☆☆.5
The Mermaid’s Voice Returns in This One by Amanda Lovelace ☆☆☆☆☆
The Okay Witch by Emma Steinkellner ☆☆☆☆☆
Fangs by Sarah Andersen ☆☆☆☆☆

EBOOKS

Forever Wild by K.A. Tucker ☆☆☆

AUDIOBOOKS

Spoiler Alert by Olivia Dade ☆☆☆☆
Act Your Age, Eve Brown [ALC] by Talia Hibbert ☆☆☆☆☆
Boyfriend Material [ALC] by Alexis Hall ☆☆☆☆.5
These Violent Delights by Chloe Gong ☆☆☆☆
Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston ☆☆☆☆☆
Raybearer [ALC] by Jordan Ifueko ☆☆☆☆☆
The Extraordinaries [ALC] by T.J. Klune ☆☆☆☆
The Hidden Oracle by Rick Riordan ☆☆☆☆
The Dark Prophecy by Rick Riordan ☆☆☆☆
The Burning Maze by Rick Riordan ☆☆☆☆
The Tyrant’s Tomb by Rick Riordan ☆☆☆☆
The Tower of Nero by Rick Riordan ☆☆☆☆☆


2021 READING GOAL PROGRESS

At the beginning of the year, I shared my 2021 reading goals. When I post my wrap up at the end of each month, I also want to reflect on the progress I’m making toward reaching my goals.

Read 100 books: 60/100

Finish 5 series in progress: 0/5 – Still need to get started on this goal…

Read 12 graphic novels: 3/12 – The Okay Witch + Fangs

Read 12 books of poetry/verse: 3/12 – the mermaid’s voice returns in this one

Read 6 nonfiction books: 1/6 – none this month

Read 3 classics: 0/3 – I AM going read a classic in April

Reread 10 books: 3/10 – no rereads this month

Host monthly backlist buddy reads: 3/12 – Girl, Serpent, Thorn


How did your month go? What was the best book you read in March?

February 2021 Wrap Up

In February I finished 21 books, including 4 physical books, 7 ebooks, and 10 audiobooks. I have never read so many ebooks in one month, but since I spent two weeks at my parents’ house recovering from surgery, it was much easier to pack my kindle than a million books! (although I still packed too many books)


PHYSICAL BOOKS


Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia ☆☆☆☆
All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover ☆☆☆☆
Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco ☆☆☆☆
The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One by Amanda Lovelace ☆☆☆☆☆

EBOOKS

Air Awakens by Elise Kova ☆☆☆☆
Fire Falling by Elise Kova ☆☆☆☆☆
Earth’s End by Elise Kova ☆☆☆☆☆
Water’s Wrath by Elise Kova ☆☆☆☆☆
Crystal Crowned by Elise Kova ☆☆☆☆☆
A Court of Silver Flames by Sarah J. Maas ☆☆☆☆☆
Gilded Serpent [ARC] by Danielle L. Jensen ☆☆☆☆☆

AUDIOBOOKS

The A.I. Who Loved Me by Alyssa Cole ☆☆☆
You Had Me at Hola by Alexis Daria ☆☆☆☆
A Kindgom of Flesh and Fire [reread] by Jennifer L. Armentrout ☆☆☆☆☆
Claire by Liz Sower ☆☆☆
Dark Shores [reread] by Danielle L. Jensen ☆☆☆☆
Dark Skies [reread] by Danielle L. Jensen ☆☆☆☆☆
Mother May I [ALC] by Joshilyn Jackson ☆☆☆☆
Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur ☆☆☆☆☆
Wild at Heart by K.A. Tucker ☆☆☆
The Ex Talk by Rachel Lynn Solomon ☆☆☆☆☆


2021 READING GOAL PROGRESS

At the beginning of the year, I shared my 2021 reading goals. When I post my wrap up at the end of each month, I also want to reflect on the progress I’m making toward reaching my goals.

Read 100 books: 40/100

Finish 5 series in progress: 0/5 – I did not finish any series that I started before 2021. However, by reading Gilded I am currently caught up with the published books in the Dark Shores series. This is a goal I need to prioritize in March!

Read 12 graphic novels: 1/12 – I didn’t get to one this month…but I’ll catch up!

Read 12 books of poetry/verse: 2/12 – the witch doesn’t burn in this one

Read 6 nonfiction books: 1/6 – none this month

Read 3 classics: 0/3 – planning to read one in March!

Reread 10 books: 3/10 – A Kingdom of Flesh and Fire; Dark Shores/Dark Skies (I decided to only count books in the same series once)

Host monthly backlist buddy reads: 2/12 – Kingdom of the Wicked


How did your month go? What was the best book you read in February?

January 2021 Wrap Up

In January I finished 19 books, including 7 physical books, 2 ebooks, and 10 audiobooks. I also DNF 1 ebook. What a great way to start the year! My reading slowed down a bit the last couple weeks of January, but I am very happy with all the reading I did this month.


PHYSICAL BOOKS

The Dinner List by Rebecca Serle ☆☆☆☆☆
House of El: The Shadow Threat by Claudia Gray ☆☆☆☆
The World Between Blinks [ARC] by Amie Kaufman and Ryan Graudin ☆☆☆☆.5
The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller ☆☆☆☆☆
The Knockout [ARC] by Sajni Patel ☆☆☆.5
The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace ☆☆☆☆
The Frozen Crown by Greta Kelly

EBOOKS

Lore [ARC] by Alexandra Bracken ☆☆☆☆☆
Tarnished Empire [ARC] by Danielle L. Jensen ☆☆☆☆

AUDIOBOOKS

The Wife Upstairs [ALC] by Rachel Hawkins ☆☆☆☆
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline ☆☆☆☆☆
Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline ☆☆.5
From Blood and Ash by Jennifer L. Armentrout ☆☆☆☆☆
Hollywood Park by Mikel Jollett ☆☆☆☆☆
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys ☆☆☆☆
White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout ☆☆☆☆
Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout ☆☆☆
Every Last Breath by Jennifer L. Armentrout ☆☆☆☆
Lilith by Liz Sower ☆☆☆☆☆

DNF

Of Wicked Blood [ARC] by Olivia Wildenstein and Katie Hayoz ☆☆


2021 READING GOAL PROGRESS

At the beginning of the year, I shared my 2021 reading goals. When I post my wrap up at the end of each month, I also want to reflect on the progress I’m making toward reaching my goals.

Read 100 books: 19/100

Finish 5 series in progress: 0/5 – I did not finish any series that I started before 2021. However, by reading Tarnished Empire I am currently caught up with the published books in the Dark Shores series.

Read 12 graphic novels: 1/12 – House of El

Read 12 books of poetry/verse: 1/12 – the princess saves herself in this one

Read 6 nonfiction books: 1/6 – Hollywood Park

Read 3 classics: 0/3

Reread 10 books: 2/10 – Ready Player One and From Blood and Ash

Host monthly backlist buddy reads: 1/12 – The Shadows Between Us! This book was so fun to read and discuss with friends! My February pick is Kingdom of the Wicked. Comment on this Instagram post if you would like to join!



I feel great about the start of 2021, and I am so excited to read many more amazing books this year!

How did your month go? What was the best book you read in January?